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Meet Dr. Natalie King

As a former high school science teacher, Dr. King is passionate about designing holistic curriculum that embraces students’ cultural experiences while preparing them to become productive and critically-conscious citizens in a global society. She firmly believes in STEM for social justice and utilizes an interdisciplinary approach and design thinking to provide authentic and meaningful experiences that promote civic leadership. Through her programs and scholarly work, Dr. King provides a platform for youth voices to be heard and encourages them to work creatively and collaboratively to provide solutions to critical issues within their schools and communities.


Dr. King partners with community-based organizations to provide children with access to comprehensive summer enrichment programs. She offers professional development workshops and curriculum support so that local organizations can deliver high-quality and affordable STEM programs to develop this generation’s scientists, engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and mathematicians.

She is truly committed to transforming the face of STEM…one community at a time! 

In the News 

In the News


International/National Journals  

King, N. S.

Dismantling Divisive Walls to Promote Diversity and Inclusivity 

in STEM Education

King, N. S.


Reconceptualizing the Roles and Contributions of Girls and Women in STEM.

King, N. S. & Pringle, R. M

Black girls speak STEM: Counterstories of informal and formal learning experiences.

King, N. S

When teachers get it right: Voices of Black girls’ informal STEM learning experiences.


Outstanding Dissertation Award

Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Education SIG

American Educational Research Association (AERA) New York, NY (2018)

Recipient, Outstanding Young Alumni Award

College of Health and Human Performance

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2019)

Recipient, University of Florida 40 Under 40 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Out-of-School Time Scholar Award for Commitment to the Field

American Educational Research Association (AERA) New York, NY (2018)

Selected and named on the 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

The Community of Scholars

Cell Mentor from Cell Press and Cell Signaling Technology (2020)

Early Career Faculty Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute

Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE),

University of Maryland (2021)

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